Size doesn’t matter to me

The little ones are just as cute…

image

…and the scenery is beautiful…

image

Here’s a leopard, just hanging out after a good feed on a warthog piglet.. A wim-a-way…

image

And soon these guys will move in…

image

Everywhere death is just round the corner…

image

That’s the amazing thing here. Cue Elton John, the CIRCLE OF LIFE!
The most misleading thing about zoos is that every species is captive separately; here they mix and mingle with respect and caution.

image

I love it here. It’s commercial, yes but it’s really natural. Vast plains, vast flat plains with millions of beautiful African animals.

image

You turn another corner and there’s another leopard..

image

And before you can turn the next there’s a water hole with zebras…

image

….and hippos….

image

You could walk over them. Now back at the campsite with a 50 or so others…

image

And slowly waiting for the tablets to kick in. I really could do without it.

image

But what an experience. With, from the left, Michelle from Melbourne, Terri and Steve from Sydney, Laura from London, Artur, Rafael, Mike and Alex from Gloucester, Alex’s sister Liz and Simon from London, Pole#3 and tour leader Dan at the front…

image

Not sure how long will pass before I get to a wi fi and can upload this. Meantime, here I am, the ending of an adventure, in a dream, the reward after the ups and downs, what to me really, is the pearl of Africa…

image

Postscript:
Lateral thinking problem, row of tents with wet patches right outside each one….
Clue. Been warmed that hyenas and lions roam freely through campsite at certain (undefined) times, at night…..
Up at 5.30, no hyenas but we definitely heard them at night. Instead, family of giraffes sniffing out the shower block. Magic!

PS2, the Land Cruiser we’re in had 2 spare tyres and we’ve just had our third puncture….

Posted from MI’s WordPress for Android, as if!!

Advertisements

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kelly Hassett
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 23:44:26

    Hi Simon, Elijah says your photos of the wild animals are cool, and wants to see more. Plus he now wants to go to Africa! (Yet another country to add to the growing list of places he wants to go).

    Reply

  2. Ben
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 08:46:29

    Hi Sim Ben and Jack here.
    We love your photos and have just been looking at your latest photos of all the animals. We have spent a little time identifying the lizard at the top and we think it is an Agama , specifically a Mwanza Flat Headed rock Agama.
    In awe of your adventures,
    Lots of love,
    Jack and Ben Xxx

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: